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Mels Drive-In

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American, Coffee Shop
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8585 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
1-310-854-7200
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7:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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  • 103
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  • 108
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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It has to be said that Mel's is a piece of Hollywood history. You will not get a more typical American Diner, and in the heart of Holllywood as well. I just love the decor: it is like stepping back to the fifties...so very charming. The service is attentive and the food is good too. Unpretentious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The meals are huge !!!! We wne t for breakfast and didn't eat until dinner that night. It was so good !!!

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San Antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This was our second trip to Mel's. All four of us enjoyed our food and enjoyed people watching what wanders up and down the strip. Our waiter took great care of us. Nostalgic place worth a stop.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The place is like a classic 50s diner with large booths and jukebox selections at each table. It is clean with lots of shiny chrome. Some of the food was good, particularly the meatloaf and pulled pork sandwich. Other dishes were pretty average.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Vintage diner walking distance from our hotel. We all got something different and it was pretty good. Nothing spectacular and it was a bit pricey we thought.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

It has to be said that Mel's is a piece of Hollywood history. You will not get a more typical American Diner, and in the heart of Holllywood as well. I just love the decor: it is like stepping back to the fifties...so very charming. The service is attentive and the food is good too. Unpretentious, of course, but then,... More 

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Easton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Good diner food at "reasonable" LA prices. Unfortunately this was not the original diner used in the movie "American Graffiti", as the one in the film is in San Francisco. Still had a lot of photos and images from the movie. Could have spent more time just reading all the posters and trivia about the movie.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food here is delicious. Would definately recomend the fried chicken! The portions are very generous and its great value for money (especially considering the location).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I like the calm and relax atmosphere for the morning breakfast. I recommend the The Elvis Scramble made with chorizo green chili peppers & cheese scrambled and farm fresh eggs Service could be improved by giving more attention once the client has been served.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The food is like diner food on steroids (in a good way) and the shakes are to die for. We were a table of 8 - everyone enjoyed their meal and their milk shakes. The waitress was also quite the character - I don't remember her name but she certainly kept us entertained.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Ordered corned beef hash & poached eggs. Charged $1 extra for an English muffin w/o being told. Cold canned hash & cold watery eggs. Had to get up from the patio seat & take my coffee cup inside for more coffee & same for more water, even though there was barely anyone else there. $22 bucks with tip for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8585 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  West Hollywood
  • Phone Number: 1-310-854-7200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?